Oklahoma to be Real ID compliant by May 2020

Published: Nov. 6, 2019 at 4:31 PM CST
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Oklahoma is set to begin issuing new state IDs next year to comply with the Real ID Act.

Starting in October 2020, every air traveler aged 18 and older will need a real ID-compliant driving license or identification card to board a commercial flight at all U.S. airports or enter federal buildings.

Real ID Act compliant licenses can be identified by a gold star.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt says the state will begin issuing the IDs in May 2020.

It is estimated around 650,000 Oklahomans will need a real ID before October 2020.

"In addition to becoming real ID compliant, we are also in the process of updating all of our computer systems to better handle the requirements of real ID, this involves new computers, new work systems and an additional fiber for better bandwidth and all 33 DPS and 248 tag agent location throughout the state," Stitt said.

To get the new IDs, residents will need to bring proof identity (birth certificate or passport) and proof of social security (social security card or federal tax return).